(April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019 – 89 years old)
2019-03-01 – 14:10 h
Yesterday, 28th of February, Berlin-born composer and conductor André Previn (Andreas Ludwig Priwin), passed away at his home in Manhattan (NY, USA) at the age of 89.
Composer of the soundtrack to more than 40 movies, mostly in the 50s and 60s, he won 4 Oscars, two of them in the category ‘Scoring of a Musical Picture’ for Gigi (1958) and Porgy and Bess (1959), and another two in the category ‘Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment’ for Irma la Douce (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964). He won 10 Grammy Awards plus a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, receiving also many other nominations.
André Previn dedicated a big part of his career to conduct the London Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, being the principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1968 till 1979, which has released a special statement to mourn his loss: